Nada Zečević

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Nada Zečević

Dr. Nada Zecevic is the historian of the medieval and early-modern Southeast Europe. Her research interests focus on the region’s societies, their movements, communication and exchange, as well as on our modern uses and abuses of the region’s past. Currently, she is pursuing interdisciplinary research on the networking of the émigrés from the post-Byzantine/Ottoman Balkans to the European West (15th-18th c.) and their participation in the wider European heritage. The initial stage of this research was the part of her collaboration with the Royal Holloway University of London (2017-2019) through the Marie S. Curie Fellowship Action 2017-2019 (grant agreement No 747 857). Dr. Zecevic is the acquisition editor of the series of monographs Central European Medieval Studies published with Amsterdam University Press.

During her career, Dr. Zecevic taught at several universities in ex-Yugoslavia, and the Royal Holloway University of London. She has long-term collaborations with the Department of Medieval Studies at the Central European University in Budapest, and has contributed to interreligious dialogue through her work with the Institute of International Education’s European Office in Budapest. In her teaching, Dr. Zecevic offers a wide range of comparative topics and interdisciplinary interpretations that contextualise the long-term historical settings of the Southeast Europe and its peoples in our modern knowledge of Europe and its global connections. 

Academic Qualifications

  • MA in Byzantine History, University of Belgrade, 1998
  • MA in Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest, 1998
  • PhD in Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest, 2004



Zecevic, Nada. 2014. The Tocco of the Greek Realm: : Nobility, Power and Migration in Latin Greece (fourteenth and fifteenth centuries). MACART/The Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Eastern Sarajevo. ISBN 9788687115118

Zecevic, Nada. 2002. Vizantija i Goti u IV i V veku [Byzantium and the Goths in the Balkans during the 4th and 5th centuries]. Belgrade: Institute of Byzantine Studies of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts,. ISBN 8683883027

Book Section

Zecevic, Nada and Ristović, Nenad. 2017. Classical Reception in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro: An Introduction. In: Zara Martirosova Torlone; Dana LaCourse Munteanu and Dorota Dutsch, eds. A Handbook to Classical Reception in Eastern and Central Europe. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, pp. 329-335. ISBN 9781118832714

Zecevic, Nada. 2017. Classical Antiquity in the Franciscan Historiography of Bosnia (Eighteenth Century). In: Zara Martirosova Torleone; Dana LaCourse Munteanu and Dorota Dutsch, eds. A Handbook to Classical Reception in Eastern and Central Europe. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, pp. 336-346. ISBN 9781118832714

Zecevic, Nada. 2016. Memories of Home in the Accounts of the Balkan Refugees from the Ottomans to the Apennine Peninsula (15th – 16th centuries). In: Vlada Stanković, ed. The Balkans and the Byzantine World before and after the Captures of Constantinople, 1204 and 1453. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, pp. 185-198. ISBN 9781498513258

Zecevic, Nada. 2016. Homo faber, Professor in Grey Suit and Destructive Poems: Communist Ideology and Latin Language Curriculum in Secondary Schools of Bosnia-Herzegovina 1945-1992. In: David Movrin and Elzbieta Olechowska, eds. Classics and Class: Greek and Latin Classics and Communism at School. Warsaw/Ljubljana: Faculty of Artes Liberales Warsaw/Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete Univerze v Ljubljani, pp. 123-140. ISBN 9788371819438

Zecevic, Nada. 2016. Serenissima между властью и коррупцией: стратегии поведения венецианских чиновников в начале XV века. In: , ed. Одиссей: человек в истории: 2014: в религиозной культуре Средневековья и раннего Нового времени. 2014 UNSPECIFIED, pp. 387-401.

Zecevic, Nada. 2015. Sloboda uprave ili upravna prepotenca?: Tri primera zloupotrebe vlasti od strane činovnika u Mletačkoj Albaniji (rani 15. vek). In: , ed. Zbornik radova sa naučnog skupa “Nauka i sloboda”: (Pale 06.-08. jun 2014). 9/2-2 UNSPECIFIED, pp. 95-108.

Zecevic, Nada. 2014. Globalnost, globalizacija i globalizam srednjeg veka. In: , ed. Zbornik radova sa naučnog skupa “Nauka i globalizacija” : (Pale 17.-19. maj 2013). 8/2-1 UNSPECIFIED, pp. 33-44.

Zecevic, Nada. 2003. Brotherly Love and Brotherly Service: on the Relationship between Carlo and Leonardo Tocco. In: Isabel Davis; Miriam Müller and Sarah Rees Jones, eds. Love, Marriage and Family Ties in the Middle Ages: Selected Papers presented at the International Medieval Congress, Leeds 2001. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols N.V., pp. 143-156. ISBN 9782503522074

Zecevic, Nada. 2002. …Usque ad Illyricum… ubi cuncta perierunt?: Ilirik u pisanim izveštajima IV-VII veka. In: , ed. Zbornik radova sa Treće Jugoslovenska konferencija vizantologa (Kruševac 10–13. maja 2000). Belgrade-Kruševac: Vizantološki institut SANU, Muzej u Kruševcu, pp. 165-182.

Zecevic, Nada. 2001. Λέξις γλυκεῖα: The Importance of the Spoken Word in the Public Affairs of Carlo Tocco (from the Anonymous Chronaca dei Tocco di Cefalonia). In: Gerhard Jaritz and Michael Richter, eds. Oral History of the Middle Ages: The Spoken Word in Context. Krems/Budapest: Gesellschaft zur Erforschung der materiellen Kultur des Mittelalters 2001, pp. 108-116. ISBN 3901094156


Zecevic, Nada. 2019. Notevole larghezza, notizie così gravi e gelose and un uomo che amava spacciarsi: Human Resources of Diplomatic Exchange of King Alfonso V of Aragon in the Balkans (1442–1458). The Hungarian Historical Review, 8(2), pp. 411-433. ISSN 2063-8647

Zecevic, Nada. 2019. MIGWEB: A Comparative Diachronic Analysis of Post-Byzantine Networks in Early Modern Europe (15th-18th c.). Project Repository Journal, 2, pp. 44-47.

Zecevic, Nada. 2017. Kažnjavanje u ΝΟΜΟΙ ΤΩΝ ΟΜΗΡΙΤΩΝ sv. Gergentija, arhiepiskopa safarskog: prilog proučavanju Justinijanove politike na Arabijskom poluostrvu. Zbornik radova vizantološkog instituta, 37, pp. 235-246. ISSN 0584-9888

Zecevic, Nada. 2015. The Endowment License of Pope Sixtus IV to Leonardo III Tocco (10 September 1476): The Church of St. Demetrios on Lefkada and its place in the Plans of the Roman Curia. Initial: A Review of Medieval Studies, 3/2015, pp. 225-240. ISSN 2334-8003

Zecevic, Nada. 2014. Business and Network of a Greek Solicitor in Lecce: New Evidence about Michaele Strategopoulos, 1756–1768. Радови Филозофског факултета Универзитета у Источном Сарајеву, 16(2), pp. 141-149.

Zecevic, Nada. 2002. The Italian Kin of the Tocco Despot: Some Notes about the Relatives of Carlo I Tocco. Zbornik radova vizantološkog instituta, 39, pp. 237-247. ISSN 0584-9888

Zecevic, Nada. 2000. A Consideration on a Datum from Διήγησις περί της Αγίας. Zbornik radova vizantološkog instituta, 38, pp. 43-48. ISSN 0584-9888

Zecevic, Nada. 2000. Searching for Acceptance: A Fifteenth-century Refugee’s History. Annual of the Medieval Studies at the CEU, 6, pp. 129-143. ISSN 1219-0616